The Man Engineer Ndirpaya Battah Yaga

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He goes by several attributes. In all Engineer Ndirpaya Battah Yaga, a cerebral scion of Borno state is the Deputy Director (Industrial Inspector) Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment who has hit the ground running in academic and his engineering profession.

People have always averred that the 51 years old engineer is a thorough bred gentleman and an icon in the engineering profession. This is one eulogy no mean person can easily refute without a pang of guilt. It is important to reflect this young and erudite scholar who has given so much to the engineering profession in Nigeria here. Engr. Yaga is a highly resourceful and unassuming gentleman, a philanthropist, a man of transparent honesty, a dynamic engineer, a distinguished academician, an indefatigable achiever, a lover of truth, a seasoned administrator and diligent worker. He is unique in every sense of the work. The story is about a man who turned trials into triumphs, stumbling blocks into stepping-stones and tests into testimonies; a man of ideas and great intellect, an embodiment of true professional and engineer of ideas. This noble gentleman, Engr. Ndirpaya Battah Yaga, rose from a very humble background through a divine pathway of becoming the Deputy Director (Industrial Inspector) Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the National Secretary Kibaku Development Association (KADA), the umbrella association of Chibok people worldwide.

Indeed Engr. Yaga is a man who is naturally loved and admired by many; a man who achieves greatness through assiduousness, self-will and sheer determination; a good listener; a man who that remains unruffled even at the height of unwarranted intimidation and provocation; a man with critical thinking skills. He is a strong advocate of unity, peace and progress of Nigeria. He believes that changes in the socioeconomic and political life of our nation must be driven by the current generation of Nigerians. To him, rule of law, transparency, zero tolerance for corruption, security of lives and property, peaceful co-exixtence, freedom and unity of Nigerians and indeed, good governance should be pursued with limitless vigor.

Engr. Ndirpaya Battah Yaga has an intimidating profile from a humble background to stardom. Born 26th April, 1964 in Danga, Chibok Local government Area of Borno state. The young Battah had his early education at the Mbalala Primary school, between 1971 to 1978. He proceeded to Government Secondary School Damboa between 1978 to 1982 and the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) from 1982 to 1988, where he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in    Mechanical Engineering.

Engr. Battah is an Accredited Engineering Economist (EEEcons), Accredited Cost Engineer (ASCostE), and Accredited Senior Valuer (ASVal).

He has since undergone several trainings which includes certificate in Project Feasibility Study, at the Center for Management Development in 1995, certificate in Pre-Shipping Inspection organized by BIVAC International in Paris, France in 2000, certificate Intensive Training for Civil Servants on Grade Level 12 to 14 organised by Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Abuja in 2002 among other numerous trainings within and outside Nigeria.

Spectacular and celebrated Engr. Ndirpaya Battah Yaga, is presently the Deputy Director (Industrial Inspector) Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Abuja.



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